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Is the Lord your strength?

What is your strength? If someone would have asked me that question in the summer of 1973, I would have said, “My muscles are my strength.” I was never the strongest or the fastest, but from eighth grade on I worked out on a regular basis. By the time I was getting ready to go to college, I was fairly strong and fit.

Home & Garden

What's in a warranty? La-Z-Boy owner wants to know

I purchased a recliner from the La-Z-Boy store in Monmouth Junction, N.J., on July 31, 2013. When it was delivered in September, there was a problem with the way the fabric was put on the back of the chair so I called and complained. It was picked up and delivered again in October but they sent me the exact same chair with the exact same problems – nothing had been done! The chair also did not recline properly and kept making a loud thump when pulled up (which never went away). It was picked up again and returned. But then I had to schedule service on the mechanism. A technician came on Nov. 29, 2013, to repair the problem.

Good Life

Vet makes a 3-D leg for Pete the parrot

It was Pete's screams that first alerted Benjamin Spalding to a crisis in backyard. A fox had grabbed the 34-year-old Mealy Amazon parrot as he was climbing up the side of his aviary and tore off his left foot.

Family

Living with Children: Control the controller, defeat the addiction

Have you ever heard of an addict who was cured of his or her addiction because someone limited, but did not eliminate, their access to the substance or behavior in question? No, you have not. Is an addiction to gambling less harmful if the addict is only allowed to gamble five hours a week? No, it is not. The proposition is absurd.

Videos

Preparation is key for allergy season

Springtime brings sunshine and warm breezes – but also misery for millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Lily Pien, M.D., explains how being prepared can put you on the road to relief.
Cleveland Clinic
Preparation is key for allergy season 1:26

Preparation is key for allergy season

4 tips to outsmarting poisonous plants 2:35

4 tips to outsmarting poisonous plants

This is what people think about Trump's military ban on transgender people 1:16

This is what people think about Trump's military ban on transgender people

Captain rescues his crewman after boat capsizes in Alaska 0:55

Captain rescues his crewman after boat capsizes in Alaska